The Fin de Siecle
A Reader in Cultural History, C.1880-1900
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Fin de Siecle by Roger Luckhurst
Book DescriptionIn an important contribution to the developing field of interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities, Ledger and Luckhurst make available to students and scholars a large body of non-literary texts which richly configure the variegated cultural history of the fin-de-siecle years. That history is here shown to inaugurate many enduring critical and cultural concerns, with sections on Degeneration, Outcast London, The Metropolis, The New Woman, Literary Debates, The New Imperialism, Socialism, Anarchism, Scientific Naturalism, Psychology, Psychical Research, Sexology, Anthropology and Racial Science. Each section begins with an Introduction and closes with Editorial Notes which carefully situate individual texts within a wider cultural landscape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198742791
(234mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Roger Luckhurst
Sally Ledger is Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of London Roger Luckhurst is Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of London
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